Group Fitness Triathlon
Rock Road hosted our first ever Group Fitness “Triathlon,” and members packed the rooms for 25 minutes each of Ride/Power/Blast. In fact, it was such a hit that we’ll plan one in the coming months, so stay tuned.
Instructor and Class Changes
We’ll make only minor changes to our class schedule this in March; Mitzi will teach our 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Group Power class and Virginia will join our Rock Rd. team as Thursday night’s (6:45 p.m.) Zumba instructor.
Also, Thursday morning’s 8:30 class will now be Mat Pilates, rather than Core Yoga and Galina will still instruct. Which brings us to…
Instructor of the Month: Galina Faulconer
This month, meet Yoga and Pilates Instructor Galina Faulconer. Galina was born in Moscow, Russia and she spent her early childhood in the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. Her grade school and middle school years were spent in Helsinki, Finland, then she returned to Moscow to finish high school and attend The University of Moscow, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics.
Galina came to the U.S. in 2002 and received her citizenship in 2007. During that time, she earned her Yoga certifications and began teaching at Genesis in 2006. She’s currently working toward her Pilates certification. Galina’s Wichita family includes the love of her life, Marc, her two daughters and a dog and cat. In her free time, she enjoys oil painting, specifically Russian landscapes, flowers and still life.
She said, “I love Yoga and I love to teach Yoga Flow, moving from one pose to another. I like to motivate people to come to yoga class and try it and discover all the benefits. They discover that yoga improves their balance, their health, refines their mind and helps them become stronger both mentally and physically.”